Category Archives: Weekly Photo Challenge

Weekly Photo Challenge – Treating yourself at Rizzardini’s patisserie in Venice

We all need a treat now and then don’t we? How do you treat yourself? With a pamper session, a nice glass of wine or a fancy meal? Personally I head to Rizzardini’s patisserie in the San Polo district of Venice … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge – ROY G. BIV

You may not be familiar with this week’s theme name, “Roy G. Biv”. That’s because it’s not a name, it’s an acronym made of the first letters of the seven colors of the rainbow. Red. Orange. Yellow. Green. Blue. Indigo. Violet. Some of us also remember … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Vivid

The theme for this week’s photo challenge is “vivid”. Suggestions included flowers in bloom, a vivid red sunset and fruity ice creams. But for me “vivid” doesn’t just mean colour, it also means something that conjures up a vivid image or … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Broken

Italy is famous for its art, whether it’s Michelangelo’s Davide in Florence, Tiziano’s Assumption in Venice or Da Vinci’s Mona Lisa in Paris. Some works, particularly statues and architecture, have survived for centuries, or even millennia, bringing pleasure to modern … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Intricate Burano Lace

Burano, a pastel-painted island in the Venetian lagoon, prides itself on being the oldest centre of needle lace making in the world. Using an embroidered technique the first lace dates back to the 1500s when production took place in houses … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Gondolas afloat in Venice

Flat-bottomed gondolas have been gliding round Venice’s water-ways for centuries. The first written reference dates back to 1094 whilst artists such as Carpaccio, Bellini and Canaletto documented the styles down through the ages. Today the classic black gondola is synonymous … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Orange

Orange. The only word I know that doesn’t have a rhyme. But what it lacks in poetry, it makes up in vibrancy, cheeriness and warmth. Who can be sad watching a sandy summer sunset? Who could be glum with a … Continue reading

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